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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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My new tank

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I got a new 10 gal tank complete with a heater and a filter. All i need is a top and a light. I already have my betta in there, along with 4 new live plants waiting to be grown. I have only 3 little decorations but plan on getting a lot more! I trying to give it an all natural look. My betta is looking very lonely. After i put more decorations what kind of fish would you suggest i put in with him?

Guppies (smaller ones), some species of catfish?, bottom dwellers (what kind?) - are some of the few i read other places

please give me some info on what exact species or kind of fish would do BEST with my betta?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 06:52 PM
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Betta fish don't get "lonely". That's anthropomorphism. Betta are solitary fish. If you have a community tank with a Betta, it benefits you more than the fish. But if you really want to get some fish, go with bottom dwellers like Corydora's Catfish.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 07:09 PM
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Yeah cory cats are good. They are very senseitive, though, and they require 3-5 per tank.

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RIP 4 cories, 23 Ghost Shrimp, and a snail
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 07:29 PM
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Or maybe not fish at all? My ten gallon felt bare to me without some other livestock in it, but I really didn't want more fish. I have three ghost shrimp and and a yellow mystery snail. I know that some people haven't had luck mixing these guys with their bettas, but I know that many have. From what I read, you're kind of taking a bit of a chance with anything you put in with a betta.

I have really enjoyed the additions, searching the tank each morning to see where the snail has moved to and counting the shrimps.

10 gal. heated/filtered:
Francis Albert, Male VT
Si, Mystery Snail (and many baby snails)
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 07:53 PM
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Well if you've got a lot of cash to spend you could buy some fancy shrimp off of aquabid! =] I'd refer to this page (the entire site is a great shrimp and invertebrate resource btw. =]) first though to see what kinds of shrimp you can have in the same tank. For example reds and yellows can't be kept together as they'll produce brown offspring. =]

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 08:46 PM
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Is your tank cycled? If not then most fish can't be added unless you plan on doing the fish in cycle since they wouldn't be able to handle 100% waterchanges. Bettas are the only fish I'd reccomend doing constant 100% water changes with...

If guppies are jewels, than Bettas must be rainbows

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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i got some new additions to my tank

3 tiger barbs
3 pepper spotted catfish

they all seem to be doing great with each other
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 05:00 PM
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thats like mine!

i have 1 betta and 3 peppered cories as well!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 05:19 PM
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Tiger barbs are very nippy :/
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